Cambie Surgeries Clinic has been involved in a decade-long legal challenge over the right of patients to access private healthcare where the public wait list is excessive. A lengthy trial concluded in 2020 found that although public wait time delays were often in excess of the maximum medically acceptable times that the prohibition against patients accessing and physicians providing care were constitutionally justified. The outcome of the case will have wide-spread implications for the future of Canadian healthcare.
Fasken is acting for the appellants, who include both patients and the Cambie Surgeries Clinic, in the appeal set for June, 2021.
Fasken is advising the appellants with a team comprised of Geoff Cowper ( Lead), Jenny Francis and Julia Kindrachuk.
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